New Zealand is back in Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown for what we hope is a short and effective time. During this period Chemsafety staff will be working from home and available for virtual meetings. Under Level 4 Chemsafety is also available for essential work if needed, please get in touch if you have any questions.
An Update from our Managing Director
Lockdown has affected us all again and we at Chemsafety have taken the time to get on top of paperwork, reporting, and complete our first ever live panel discussion on Zoom. The panel discussion was on welding fume control and it was great answering all of your questions. We will have another one of these next week so stand by your inboxes and if you have any topics you want covered let me know.
It was disappointing that the HASANZ conference has been postponed as I was looking forward to the seminars and catching up with lots of you. Our amazing giveaway of the coolest Chemistry set ever will have to wait. I await the postponement date announcement.
In the meantime, we can help you all out with reviewing your COVID-19 control plans and completing respirator fit testing. A big thanks to my team members who have completed work for essential services over this time. Stay safe and healthy.
On the 24th August we featured an online panel discussion presented by Bridgette Jennings and Paul Robertsonon controlling welding fume exposure. This was our first online panel discussion but it won't be our last.
If you missed the discussion there is a link below to our YouTube page with a recording of the webinar.
Did you know that the risk of exposure to asbestos needs to be managed in commercial properties? The workplace PCBU must make sure that any asbestos in the workplace is identified and an Asbestos Management Plan is in place to show how it will be managed. This Management Plan needs to be readily accessible to workers and contractors and be reviewed every five years.
If you would like to know more please contact our team for more information or a proposal.
On 22 September our Senior Asbestos Consultant Tony Bird will be hosting a webinar on the Different Types of Asbestos Surveys.
In this free webinar he will outline the different types of Asbestos Surveys and which one is right for your property, including why demolition surveys require a property to be vacant at the time of the site visit.
Do you know what hazardous substances you have on your site. Have you tried the online Hazardous Substances Calculator to create an inventory?
As part WorkSafe’s online Hazardous Substances Toolbox, the Hazardous Substances Calculator can help you create an inventory and work out what key requirements you need to meet, based on the hazardous substances you use, handle, manufacture and store at your workplace.
The information you enter is private and no one else has access (including WorkSafe). The information entered in the calculator can be downloaded in several different formats and is easily updated. If you want more information on how to use the calculator or what it does have a look at